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Lustrous shine and medium-to-full coverage meet high style when Marcel Wanders’ sculptured, brilliantly chrome case elevates this Lipstick to a collector’s item!
This review is for the 4 limited-edition lipstick colors releasing with MAC’s upcoming Marcel Wanders Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:
- Annelie (frost): soft peachy beige with pearl
- Annemiek (frost): soft neutral pink with pearl
- Felicienne (frost): dirty mauve with pearl
- Inez (frost): plum with gold pearl
Marcel Wanders Lipsticks come in uniquely-shaped, luxurious, chrome silver packaging. Once you open up the tube, you will see the Marcel Wanders logo inside. Despite the packaging looking like metal, it is still plastic and is fairly light-weight. My only gripe is that fingerprints will unavoidably show up on the tubes.
Annelie is a frosty, champagne-based beige. This color will pale out most lips.
Annemiek is a soft, blue-based pink that shows up lighter on the lips than when swatched. It has a shimmery finish without the frost of Annelie.
Felicienne is a shimmery, slightly rose-based medium beige (aka “dirty mauve,” as MAC describes it). The shimmers are silver and light pink.
Inez is a medium-deep plum with very small gold, silver, and violet shimmers. It is a stunning color that, because of the multi-colored shimmers, doesn’t give off the vampy vibe that this kind of color otherwise would.
The formula, across the board, is creamy, emollient, and smooth. All the colors leave a slightly gloss finish to the lips.
I think all of these colors are beautiful and classy. None of them is in-your-face; they are more neutral colors that can be worn by a wide range of skin colors and tones.
These last about 3 hours on my lips before needing re-application.
Ease of Use: 9.5/10
The emollient formula makes all these colors glide across the skin smoothly and easily. None of the colors needs particularly precise application, even Inez.
Each tube costs $22.50 and contains 4.3 grams (0.15 ounces) of product. For comparison, the Gareth Pugh lipsticks contained 3 grams of product for $22. MAC lipsticks usually cost $14.50 and contain 3 grams of lipstick.
You do pay a more, even given the greater amount of product, compared to regular MAC lipsticks. But this is expected with MAC’s special collaboration collections. Plus, you get a lot more lipstick for your money in these tubes than you did with the Gareth Pugh lipsticks.